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April 15, 2021

a day like a carrot

People never get tired of talking about fruit, it seems. At least I don’t. And its not a metaphor for politics, business or a sexual innuendo, though it very well could be, if you know what I mea...


April 09, 2021

My life as an apricot

More and more people are announcing that they have been vaccinated. Excellent news. You don’t need to tell us what vaccine you received and what symptoms you experienced after the fact, after the...


This morning at about 11:30, on the way back into town, I stop for a pizza as I sometimes like to do. I always get the same thing - a large five item pizza: double cheese, ham, bacon and sausage....


It’s hard to talk about beets without mentioning soviet era economics, just like it’s hard to talk about the pandemic without talking about real estate values. I’ve noticed that there are a lot o...


I recently learned that there is no ‘c’ in the Icelandic language, which means I could never say my favourite swear word. The sound of laughter drifted up from the street below, making me feel ve...


January 10, 2021

Buff that out

The new coffeemaker arrived, works great. It’s got functions and fashions that don’t need, or appreciate and will never use. Such is life. I’m not going to set a timer. I don’t know when I will b...


January 09, 2021

Appaloosa meditation

An old man loses his horse before coming to a mountain pass. He decides to continue on foot. Horses come and go. You can’t lose focus on your goal. He’ll get a new horse later on, further on. St...


December 25, 2020

Notes from the notebook

The most important conversation is the one I have with myself every morning. “Good morning”, I say. “What am I going to do today?” Mr Sake said, “I knew you’d call.” And then invited me over the ...


October 04, 2020

Oxygen

The doctors and nurses stroll out and line up in front of a microphone with Walter Reed Hospital as a backdrop. The doctors and nurses are all in white lab coats over green or blue scrubs. The ho...


September 29, 2020

end of sept

After a summer spent perfecting my impression of a giant land salmon, and pondering the significance of truth, beauty and wisdom out by the pool, I sit here now like Muammar Gaddafi, the once bro...


I sit around the Fortress of Chuckles, sipping a beer and listening to Doffen Dave (on Zoom) talk about the business that could have been but was lost mostly due to the fact that no one was very ...


August 30, 2020

Jumping strays

I have a little note keeping app on my phone. Who doesn’t? And I like to capture stray thoughts as they linger and I lounge around in bed or by the pool, sometimes out for a stroll. Sometimes I r...


If they ever name a street after me it’ll have to be either one way or a dead end. I live next to a police officer and he lives next to a parole officer. That makes me either a criminal, or the M...


August 24, 2020

the Pizzalater

I spend another weekend riding on the No Drama Llama, the Keep Cool Mule, no problem for an old Rodeo Clown like me, floating around in the pool on the No Fail Whale with a vodka drink nearby, I...


I order online and then go up to High St and picked up some essential oils, in this case they are a small bottle of 100%CBD oil and one of 50/50 mix of THC/CBD. I like oils. I like them a lot. Th...


August 19, 2020

troll treats

I tend to overdue it. Somedays more than others. I’m not going to write about that again. Clean up your act or just accept what you are. I can accept who I am. I am a reluctant member of society...


August 18, 2020

Snakes on the plain

I hate it when people tell me to stay safe. “Stay silly”, I want to say back. Filtration Nation — a good name for a water store I’m wasting my time. I stepped back from the stuff that I usual...


August 17, 2020

bubbling grey

Anyone who trips on the sidewalk can be a comic genius. Most of us miss this opportunity. Crustacean nation! A good name for a seafood place. Deception by omission is like aggression by passi...


July 11, 2020

Dog days

My mind is a little foggy, but the sky is cloudless, bird egg blue. If you sit and listen as I sometimes often do, the crow’s (or raven’s, I’m not really a bird expert) kaw kaw is always present...


1. For the reno, I take out the old countertop and sink from the accessory kitchen and put them in the back corner of our yard where I build up my junk that has to go to the dump. “You’re throwi...


Last week when I was working on the shed roof, a red fox ran through the backyard, middle of the afternoon. I’ve seen foxes in the neighbourhood for the past five years or so. I was sitting at th...


March 08, 2020

time for a change

Time changes always throw me a little out of whack, like living in a false reality, in a parallel universe, under an assumed name, in the witness protection program, with a new dog and a compact ...


September 28, 2019

Riding on the Burrito Donkey

There’s this facebook page that I sometimes go to. It’s called “you know you’re from (this stinking town)…”It a place for the old timers to post things for trips down memory lane together. It is ...


September 19, 2019

Captured bits

I read somewhere that it takes 17 days to form a habit. I also heard 21. Personally I don’t think it’s that easy. But it is not difficult either. You just want to have to do it, whatever it is. :...


The John Sandford early books are darker. Lucus was pretty much a vigilante, a womanizer and a poetry reader. (We like that dualism). The last book Neon Prey was more comical and had touches of E...


Book Description

During the day, when a thought comes to me I write it down so I can maybe think about it later.
Sometimes, I will expand on that captured thought.
Sometimes, it will end up here, like a little orphan.